Pink Brings Stadium Show to Hollywood Palladium, Kicks Off Citi Sound Vault: Recap

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P!nk performs onstage during Citi Sound Vault Presents Pink at Hollywood Palladium on Feb. 7, 2019 in Los Angeles.

On Thursday night, P!nk roared through “Get the Party Started” -- a fitting way to kick off Grammy weekend, as well as her Citi Sound Vault show at Hollywood Palladium. The Grammy-winning pop star brought her stadium tour to the 5,000-capacity venue, including her full band and backup dancers. The only thing missing? Her standard aerial act.

“I haven’t done a show not upside down for a while,” P!nk told the crowd. But in the absence of her twirling and dangling from above, the time saved allowed P!nk to pack in even more hits and covers -- from 4 Non Blondes (“There’s always a song that puts you exactly back to who you were, where you were, who you were with... hopefully it’s one of my songs... for me it’s this one,” she said of “What’s Up”) to rising artist Bishop Briggs -- into the set.

With her parents watching from the balcony, P!nk performed classics like “Who Knew” and “Funhouse" and also tossed in newer hits from her Grammy-nominated 2017 album Beautiful Trauma (up for best pop vocal album, against the likes of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift) like the rallying “What About Us.” Earlier this week, P!nk announced a new upcoming album on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, though she left any hints or previews out of the show.

And during the set-ending “So What,” when P!nk declared the iconic line, “So what? I'm still a rock star” with added oomph, she made it very clear that the statement still rings true today.

Prior to her show, Citi and Live Nation debuted a pop-up shop featuring an exclusive, limited-edition Citi Sound Vault collection in black and gold. Trevor “Trouble” Andrew -- the streetwear artist behind “Gucci Ghost” -- designed the collection, which he says "brings Citi Sound Vault to life and enables cardmembers to take the incredible experience forward and relive it through fashion for years to come." Proceeds from all sales will benefit Musicians on Call, a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to patients in healthcare facilities.

Muse and Chris Stapleton’s Citi Sound Vault shows will take place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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